The Accounting Branch is responsible for processing all invoices for payment, processing travel claims, providing travel advances, setting up and monitoring of expenditure tables on CalSTARS (California State Accounting and Reporting System), and submitting all required financial reports to the federal government. The Branch also completes and submits the Annual Financial Statements to the State Controller's Office.
The Accounting Branch consists of three Sections:
The State Operations Section processes all non-grant claim payments such as service agreements, purchase orders, utilities and other miscellaneous invoices. This Section also performs all reconciliations of appropriations and cash transactions and is responsible for submission of Year-End Financial Statements to the State Controller's Office.
The Local Assistance Section is responsible for financial management of state and federal grants related to homeland security, public safety and victim services, and disaster assistance. The Section also processes invoices for payments to sub grantees.
The Accounts Receivable and Travel Section processes travel expense claims, issues travel advances and provides timely collection of account receivable. The Section also administers the California Automated Travel Expense Reimbursement System (CalATERS) and American Express government card program for the agency.
State Controller's Office